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Networking Tip – Reframe

By May 31, 2015June 6th, 2020No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Networking conjures up images of smarmy industry encounters and clammy handshakes while balancing a small plate stacked with cubed cheese. Time to reframe “networking”.

Every activity is a networking activity.

From your email signature line to voicemail message, don’t overlook the time you arrive for a meeting and which seat you choose, then there’s your headshot, Twitter handle, G+ profile and Linkedin updates….

Reframe every human encounter online and off as a networking opportunity – an opportunity to get to know, learn from and connect with another person. Reframe to allow time for networking and to remove the mental barriers to engaging meaningfully.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.